The number of cases of Covid-19 reported on the Navajo Nation rose to 2,307, with 166 new cases identified Friday, according to a news release.

Two more deaths were also reported, bringing the total to 73, according to the release from the Navajo Department of Health, the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

We are seeing more positive cases because there is a lot more testing being conducted in each county,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

On Friday, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an order that shut down businesses and road access to the the city of Gallup to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

President Nez supported Grisham’s actions and hopes the state of emergency in Gallup will stop Navajo people from traveling to the town, the news release said.

The Navajo Nation’s 57-hour weekend curfew, which bans members from leaving their homes except for emergencies or to go to work as essential employees, remains in effect.